RHEL 3 / 4 : mailman (RHSA-2005:235)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated mailman package that corrects a cross-site scripting flaw
is now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Mailman manages electronic mail discussion and e-newsletter lists.

A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw in the driver script of mailman
prior to version 2.1.5 could allow remote attackers to execute scripts
as other web users. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-1177 to this issue.

Users of mailman should update to this erratum package, which corrects
this issue by turning on STEALTH_MODE by default and using
Utils.websafe() to quote the html.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1177.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-235.html

Solution :

Update the affected mailman package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17589 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1177